Put aside for a moment the complaints that a short book is turned into three high-grossing movies. If you’d like to go back to Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth for one last visit, then you’ll be headed there. There’s lots of blood-less CGI fighting, hand-to-hand combat, a dragon (for too little time on-screen), and the kind of character interplay that you’ve come to love.
It’s faster paced than the other two Hobbit films, with an all-action opening, then a number of scenes of creatures travelling from one part of Middle Earth to another. It delivers the kind of thing that you’ve come to expect from a Jackson film. If you’re a fan, you’ll go and see it.